Two apparel parks are to be set up in Bangalore and Bellary, with an investment of Rs. 23 crores, the Textiles and Sericulture Minister, Mr. M. Mahadev announced.

He said that the parks would be allotted 150 acres and 50 acres respectively. The State Government would invest Rs. 5 crores in the project, a joint venture with the Union Government. Asked about the usefulness of setting up apparel parks in view of the recession in the garment industry, he said the idea was to strengthen the industry by providing all facilities at one place.